Photo in the private collection of Ric Hedman.
L-9 moored alongside sister boat L-3 (Submarine No. 42). Note that L-9's chariot bridge fairwater is far smaller than L-3's. The reason for this is not known. The bridge watchstanders on L-9 must have been quite uncomfortable in anything other than a flat calm. The fairwater would later be rebuilt and expanded. Details of L-9's retracted 3"/23 caliber Mk 9 gun can be seen. The smaller cylinder in front of the barrel is the recoil damper. An enterprising sailor has hung laundry from L-3's periscope shears brace.
U.S. Navy photo.
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